Ten young ladies spent their summer doing something they absolutely love to do - playing fast pitch softball. The girls wrapped up their season last weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where they captured the USSSA World Series Championship.

Eighteen teams were at the USSSA 16U World Series and the Scranton based Lady Diamond team went 9 - 1 in the tournament and battled back to beat the Lady Outlaws from Alabama twice to win the Championship.

Team members include Kennedy Kremers, Kendra Bailey, Juliana Kremers, Becca Willems, and Kirklyn Kremers of Scranton; Kailee Johnson and Morgan Johnson of Paris; Sarah Shaw and Linsey Frost of Lamar; and Ashlyn Stracner of Wonderview. Coaches for the team are Ron Kremers, David Bailey, and Adam Johnson.

Teams at the World Series came from Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri.